Long before the hipsters in Brooklyn, farming families in Umbria’s gorgeous Valnerina were making cheese. A young brother & sister duo have brought this long tradition back, with incredible success.
Archive for the ‘Off the beaten path in Umbria’ Category
Whether you are drawn to the historical or the spiritual aspects of Francis’ life, there are a number of Franciscan sites which are both fascinating and poignant monuments to this Umbrian saint’s life and work. Take a look here for an overview of Assisi’s Basilica and a Franciscan itinerary across Umbria.
Umbria harbored deadly fire-breathing reptiles centuries ago. Now there’s just my mother-in-law.
It’s all about autumn in this fifth installment of the monthly Italy Blogging Roundtable chat, with travel bloggers Jessica Spiegel, Melanie Renzulli, Alexandra Korey, Gloria from At Home in Tuscany, and me.
More than a restaurant, a place to feed both body and soul.
We’re back with the third monthly Italy Blogging Roundtable chat, with travel bloggers Jessica Spiegel, Melanie Renzulli, Alexandra Korey, Gloria from At Home in Tuscany, and me.
So much is said about the iconic Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi that it’s easy to overlook her other fascinating monuments. Take a look here for an overview of the excellent Roman sites now open to the public in Assisi.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the most fascinating historical artisan workshops in Umbria, which has produced hand painted glass windows and panels, hand etched glass, and Tiffany glass for five generations.
Sure, it’s easy to be the hero until you find yourself in a dim crypt with mummies, bones, and a epic thunderstorm raging outside.
Certain topics seem inherently polarizing. Country-western music, for example. Home schooling. Mayonnaise on french fries. And, of course, contemporary art.